Good Morning!

• Showers are likely, with possibly a thunderstorm today, with a steady temperature around 53 degrees and a southwest wind around 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 40. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 49 but a west wind 13 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 32. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 11 to 14 mph.

• The second annual THAW FEST, a collaboration between South Fork arts organizations to celebrate the spring, is working next weekend to deepen the collaboration between 19 arts institutions and the South Fork’s transportation and hospitality network. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

There are plenty of interesting things to do on the East End this weekend as well:

• The Southampton Arts Center kicks off its 2019 Oscar Spotlight Films series this evening at 7 p.m. with a screening of “Of Fathers and Sons,” about the daily life of a radical Islamist family in Syria. [$10]

• The Long Island Regional Seed Consortium is holding a special forum on “The Challenges and Potential of Biodiversity” tomorrow, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center at the former Northville Grange Hall. Local panelists will discuss the challenges facing the natural and agricultural world. More details are online here.

• There are several interesting art openings on the East End tomorrow, including an exhibition of Jeremy Dennis’s work, “Land & Sea,” at Kate’s Cheese Co. in Greenport and the Sara Nightingale Gallery’s “A Walk in the Forest” in Sag Harbor.

• The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center is presenting the bizarre pre-code film “Gabriel Over the White House,” about a recently elected American president and hack whose erratic behavior leads to impeachment proceedings, this Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at Pierson High School. “The good news: He reduces unemployment, lifts the country out of Depression, battles gangsters and Congress, and brings about world peace. The bad news: he’s Mussolini.” Tickets are $15. More details are online here.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

March 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:13 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:21 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Greenport: 5:50 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:30 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:45 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:12 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:19 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:55 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:04 a.m., 2:52 p.m.

March 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:22 a.m., 6:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:30 a.m., 6 p.m.
Greenport: 6:59 a.m., 7:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:37 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:54 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:21 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:28 a.m., 8:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:04 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:13 a.m., 4:02 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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